The reason why US state governments have shut down the economy is that they don’t believe they are bound by any law.
America is a rich and powerful nation, and Americans think their prosperity falls down upon them like manna from heaven. Nothing they do can possibly ruin things.
They are drunk with power and think they can do whatever they want; they can have their cake and eat it, too.
But it doesn’t work that way, and the day of reckoning may be closer than they think.